Anti-Ageing care 1 - What is anti-ageing care?
5th September 2010
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Anti-ageing - Nowadays I have become more aware of this word, more so than when I was younger at least! The desire for everlasting youth and beauty is the same for women of all ages and backgrounds.
This tempting word attracts many people, but most people don't really know what anti-ageing care involves. To start, we need to recognise what sort of skin is the ideal. In terms of skin analysis, the most beautiful skin includes good hydration and moisture, smoothness, suppleness, elasticity and a flawless complexion. So the first step of anti-ageing care is to assess how much your skin changes from this ideal as time passes, and responding with appropriate products or treatments. In this way we can delay our ageing process successfully!
Changes in the skin due to ageing can be complex – however, the most visible concerns are wrinkles, fine lines and sluggishness. These are almost always caused by a reduction in skin hydration and a lack of elasticity and firmness. Putting it technically, the ageing process reduces skin oil production and decreases collagen and elastin in the dermis.
Both wrinkled and sluggish skin basically has the same root cause. The skin structure, failing with age, shows dullness and forms ridges or creases on the surface.
There are three different wrinkles generally recognised – superficial lines caused by dryness, expression lines due to a decline in the dermis structure involved with reducing the skin's collagen and elastin quantity, and finally fine lines due to a lack of muscle tone with age.
Therefore, in order to treat wrinkles and dullness it is important to activate the skin metabolism and improve the muscle functions on an even deeper level!

To be continued…

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